Saturday, December 04, 2004

Pervasive Meditation

If your mind encourages you to practice structured meditation, then your best bet is to follow its recommendation,and set aside fifteen minutes every day. (Every day, you have ninety-six periods of fifteen minutes.) You might need to do this.

But there is another form of meditation which might also help. As contrasted with structured meditation, this is called "pervasive" meditation, for it pervades your day. Here's how it works:

Select a mantra. Whenever, during your day, you find that you have fifteen seconds here, twenty seconds there, a minute or two when the mind is not engaged in analysis or concentration, return to running your mantra. Do this at every opportunity. Don't let the mind wander and meander through the past or the future, but keep returning to your mantra, over and over and over again. Remember, you want to use every spare second to run your mantra. At the end of the day, if you were to add up all the time spent in "pervasive meditation," you might have "meditated" for hours!

Try to cultivate the habit of always running your mantra, until it becomes automatic and habitual. This will allow the Power of Love to move through your transparent mind, your crystalmind, without impediments. (Experience has shown that the process is easier if you have a four-syllable mantra, but that is not, of course, written in

1 comment:

VirusHead said...

How does one select an appropriate mantra?